Ongoing projects at BCO 2016-2019

Principal groups

Mika Ala-Korpela, Ph.D. and Johannes Kettunen, Ph.D.

Population-based stratification of individual cardiovascular risk — a multi-omics approach

Inari Kursula, Ph.D.

Molecular mechanisms of parasite motility

Johanna Myllyharju, Ph.D. and Peppi Karppinen, M.D., Ph.D.

Hypoxia response pathway as a target for novel therapeutics

Taina Pihlajaniemi, M.D., Ph.D. and Lauri Eklund, Ph.D.

Cell-extracellular matrix interactions in stem cell niches and vascular structures

Justus Reunanen, Ph.D.

Innovative approaches to explore host-microbiota interactions and to discover novel antibiotics – functional metamining of the human intestinal microbiome

Lloyd Ruddock, Ph.D.

Mechanisms and applications of disulfide bond formation

Markku Savolainen, M.D., Ph.D., Karl-Heinz Herzig, M.D., Ph.D. and Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, M.D., Ph.D.

Molecular Determinants of Metabolic Syndrome (Metsyn)

Outi Savolainen, PhD., Mikko Sillanpää Ph.D. and Tanja Pyhäjärvi, Ph.D.

Genomic and statistical analysis of genotype-phenotype relationships

Johanna Uusimaa, M.D., Ph.D. and Reetta Hinttala, Ph.D.

Dysfunction of cellular metabolic and signalling pathways behind severe neurological and multiorgan diseases in children

Seppo Vainio, Ph.D.

Mechanisms of Organogenesis

Gonghong Wei, Ph.D.

Regulatory Genomics and Functional Cancer Genetics

Rikkert Wierenga, Ph.D.

Structural Enzymology: A Quantitative Approach

Robert Winqvist, Ph.D.

Factors and mechanisms in hereditary breast cancer predisposition

Coordinators' groups:

Sinikka Eskelinen, Ph.D., Light Microsopy Coordinator

Differentiation and Malignant Transformation of Epithelial Cells: 3D Cell Culture Models

André Juffer, Ph.D., Biocomputing Coordinator

Computer Simulation of Biological Processes

Kalervo Hiltunen, M.D., Ph.D.

Peroxisomes and Mitochondria in Lipid Metabolism of Cells

Lari Lehtiö, Ph.D.

Structure, function and selective inhibition of ADP-ribosyltransferases

Aki Manninen, Ph.D., Coordinator in Cell Biology

Regulation of Epithelial Cell Functions by Integrins and the Extracellular Matrix

Raija Soininen, Ph.D., Coordinator in Transgenic Facility

Analysis of Gene Functions in vivo by Generation and Characterization of Genetically Modified Mice


Susan Quaggin, M.D., Ph.D.

Collaborative projects

Novel solutions for microscopic image analysis

Last updated: 17.11.2017